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3 Fall Leaf Peeping Destinations That Will Surprise You

Everyone knows the northeastern United States, especially Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York, are picturesque leaf-peeping destinations. A trip to one of the many quaint New England villages is a tried and true seasonal getaway ..

Celebrating a Birthday by Hiking in a National Park

I recently enjoyed a birthday trip planned by my son. All he told me was that we were going to start in Las Vegas and do some hiking and that we would return from a ..

7 Cruise Wonders of the World To Visit With Princess Cruises

The world is chock full of extraordinary sights that were created by nature, as well as humans. Deciding which ones to visit next or creating a bucket list is educational and exciting. It’s also quite ..

3 of the Best Places to Travel in September

As we say farewell to summer, it doesn’t mean your travels have to be over for the year. When the heat fades and the crowds lessen in the fall, some destinations are even more beautiful ..

My First GBTA Convention Absolutely Lived Up to the Hype

This year, I was delighted to be a recipient of a Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) funded Scholarship to attend my first GBTA Convention in Chicago, August 3-7. After years of hearing my colleagues talk ..

New Official Guidance for Animals in the Airplane Cabin

In 2018, U.S. airlines flew nearly a million animals in the airplane cabin. From an informal poll of the Covington staff, about half of the flights we’ve been on this summer had animals in the ..

And the 2019 Virtuoso Award Winners are…

As travel advisors, it’s not only our duty to design the best possible travel experience for our clients, it’s also a matter of taking pride in a job well done. I’d be lying if I ..

7 of the Best Places for a First Timer to Visit in Germany

Germany appeals to travelers who are interested in European history, old-world architecture, lovely landscapes, and cultural attractions as well as the flavor of German life. The country is made up of multiple regions, each with ..

Finland is for Outdoor Adventure Any Time of Year

There is only one Finland, although it can seem like two different countries, depending on the time of year you visit. In winter, the sun never quite rises so a perpetual twilight is cast over ..

This is What a Holland America Cruise Is and Is Not

Each cruise line has its own characteristics that appeal to different travelers. That’s not good or bad, in and of itself, but as travel advisors, we understand that getting the match right can make or ..